AWS OpsWorks Reviews

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February 12, 2021
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Automatic deployment of Chef servers within AWS.
  • Detection of problems in our instances through a connection by ssh and Inspec Scan.
  • Correction of problems with Chef-Run, in addition to that it achieves the validation and confirmation of the instance ready to operate.
  • It can only be run in AWS environments and not outside of this cloud environment.
  • In environments with a large number of nodes and instances it becomes complex.
  • In older versions of Chef, interaction with OpsWorks is complicated
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October 29, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • OpsWorks provides a relatively simple interface for connecting with the ELB and bringing up/taking down EC2 instances.
  • OpsWorks stacks and layers allow you to logically organize your infrastructure to match your system architecture.
  • OpsWorks can assist in monitoring instance health and has a decent auto-scaling feature to recover from potential load-based outages.
  • Getting up and running with OpsWorks is a very technical and potentially time-consuming process. You need to know the ins and outs of Chef/Puppet if you really want to get into it and there isn't a convenient way to test out the environment locally so debugging can be time-consuming.
  • To take advantage of some of the newer AWS instance types you need to be running on a VPC, which again is a pain if you don't have a DevOps team.
  • The error logs and monitoring metrics in OpsWorks are pretty basic and haven't changed much over the years.
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March 22, 2018
Andrew Raines | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The interface is quite intuitive and allows you to discover and easily find what you want to do and what other features are within OpsWorks.
  • Chef integration is pretty seamless and there are a good set of options and operating systems to choose from
  • It makes things like auto scaling set up, either via load or time, more straight forward and intuitive than what you'd typically see via the EC2 console
  • There are no true deployment options, so you cannot specify rolling-deploys for example. It is possible to emulate some of these things, but it really is an exercise for the reader.
  • Generally pushes you down the road of mutable infrastructure (as opposed to immutable infrastructure). It would be nice if there were better options around this.
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What is AWS OpsWorks?

AWS OpsWorks is a configuration management service that provides managed instances of Chef and Puppet.

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